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REGIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND
RESPONSE PROGRAMME IN SOUTH WEST INDIAN OCEAN


Regional Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme in South West Indian Ocean


HISTORY OF THE PROJECT

October 1999

Project for the setting up of an assistance unit for Reunion Island and for the I.O. zone
Determining when and how to intervene
Setting up the list of standard equipment
Increasing the capacity of each national society

April 2000

Meeting of the Presidents of national societies :
Signature of the « St.Denis Agreement

Comoros RC, Malagasy RC,
Mauritius RC, Seychelles RC,
French RC, IFRC, ICRC.

General objectives of the programme
Setting up of a regional structure for disater preparedness & response in the INDIAN OCEAN zone.

5 National Societies of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

With the technical and operational support of the IFRC and ICRC delegations
A regional intervention unit …

October 2000

N.S technicians’ first meeting to fix the cooperation framework and plan activities

RED CROSS & RED CRESCENT IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

Available human resources: over 6000 active volunteers

A wide network and territorial coverage : over 600 committees

THE PIROI IS MADE UP OF :

• Human resources
• Emergency stocks & funds
• Information database

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